Describing it as The Frozen North may be something of an exaggeration: I'm only about 0.2 degrees closer to the North Pole than the Point of Ayre (thanks, Google, for the handy latitude search results - Vilnius Airport and Point of Ayre). It's certainly frozen, though: currently -15C (versus 1C in the IoM and -6C in Prague). I'm not looking forward to the (mercifully short) walk from the hotel to the airport at 5.30am tomorrow!
I'll start with another stats update:
|Since last post (14 Jan 2013)||17.5||04:58||4018|
|Since records began (27 Dec 2012)||61.4||18:01||12684|
I've managed to cover a bit more ground this week, despite not having clocked any miles at all today: I'm dedicated, but I draw the line at -10C, and at -15C the line is a dot! The main reason for the increased mileage is that, unlike last week, I did manage to put in two longer walks this time round. If I keep it up I should (cumulatively) pass Parish Walk distance by the end of the month. I'm still a little sceptical that I'll be able to compress the same feat into 24 continuous hours...
Like fellow blogger Tony McNally I also took a few photos on my Sunday walk this week. Unfortunately my phone's got a terrible camera function, so they're a bit naff: iPhone beats BlackBerry yet again!
|Road to the National Monument on Vitkov Hill. Most of the roads are kept|
pretty clear when it snows, but this one's closed to most traffic
so they don't bother to clear it!
|View of the snow-covered roofs of my neighbourhood|
from the foot of the National Monument.
|Great footpath built along the route of a former railway line. Sound familiar?|
|I'll know I'm fit when I can run up these steps without passing out!|